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Sophie Anim

Associate, Dispute Resolution

  As an Associate in the Dispute Resolution group, Sophie advises companies and individuals on a broad range of disputes across the creative industries. Sophie joined Lee & Thompson in […]

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Reno Antoniades

Partner, Film & TV

  Reno is Managing Partner of Lee & Thompson and a Partner in the firm’s Film & Television Group. He trained at the City firm Herbert Smith and spent the […]

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Martyn Bailey

Partner, Dispute Resolution

Martyn is a partner in the firm’s Dispute Resolution group, specialising in entertainment, IP and commercial litigation. Martyn has 25 years’ experience in successfully resolving disputes for clients in a […]

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James Baker

Head of Employment

  James is a partner and head of Lee & Thompson’s Employment team.  He has over 20 years’ experience as an employment lawyer, most recently heading up the Employment team […]

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Rebecca Bennis

Associate, Dispute Resolution

  As an Associate in the Dispute Resolution group, Rebecca advises companies and individuals on a broad range of disputes across the creative industries. Rebecca joined Lee & Thompson in […]

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James Beshoff

Consultant, Corporate & Commercial

James (Jim) is a consultant to Lee & Thompson’s Corporate & Commercial Group, specialising in corporate transactional work. Jim qualified in 1986 and went onto to become equity partner in […]

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Dominic Bray

Head of Dispute Resolution

  Dominic is a partner and heads up the firm’s Dispute Resolution Group. Prior to joining Lee & Thompson in 2016, Dominic was a partner at Forbes Anderson Free, a […]

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Mike Brookes

Partner, Dispute Resolution

  Mike is a partner at Lee & Thompson and head of the firm’s Content Clearance & Media Disputes group. He is also a key member of the firm’s Dispute […]

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Luke Carey

Senior Associate, Film & TV

Luke is a Senior Associate within our Film & TV Group and advises on all matters related to the development, production, financing and distribution of film projects. Prior to joining […]

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Cristina Comsa

Associate, Film & TV

  Cristina joined Lee & Thompson in 2018 and is an Associate in the Film& TV department, advising financiers, producers, sales agents and distributors on matters involving the financing, development, […]

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Frania Cooper

Legal Director, Dispute Resolution

  Frania is a Legal Director in the firm’s Dispute Resolution Group. Frania advises clients in the publishing, sports, technology, music, film and TV industries on a broad range of […]

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Sarah Cundall

Associate, Film & TV

  Sarah is an Associate in Lee & Thompson’s Film & TV Department, advising financiers, producers, sales agents and distributors on matters involving the financing, development, production and distribution of […]

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Henrietta Currie

Trainee

Henrietta is a Trainee Solicitor at Lee & Thompson. Henrietta began her training contract in September 2021 having joined the firm as a Paralegal in the Film, Television & Games […]

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Sevine Dandan

Trainee

Sevine is a Trainee Solicitor at Lee & Thompson and assists across a broad range of matters spanning the creative industries. Sevine began her training contract in March 2022 having […]

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Leo Dawkins

Partner, Dispute Resolution

  Leo is a partner at Lee & Thompson and head of the firm’s Reputation Protection group. He is also a key member of the firm’s Dispute Resolution and Data […]

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Chrissie Edgar

Associate, Corporate & Commercial

  Chrissie is an Associate in the Corporate & Commercial department where she advises on corporate mergers and acquisitions and investment deals in both the media space and also across […]

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Lawrence Engel

Head of Music

Lawrence is a partner at Lee & Thompson and heads the firm’s highly regarded Music Group. He started his career in 1994 and joined Lee & Thompson in 2009 having […]

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Will Everitt

Partner, Music

Will is a partner in the firm’s Music Group having specialised in media and entertainment law since qualification and is a named lawyer in the Legal 500. Will’s music clients […]

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Johan Ewing

Legal Director, Film & TV

  Johan joined the firm’s Film & Television Group in 2017 and assists on all matters related to the development, production, financing and distribution of film and television production. Johan […]

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Elaahe Farsimadan

Paralegal, Digital & Tech

  Elaahe is a paralegal in Lee & Thompson’s Digital & Tech group where she assists with a broad range of video game related matters. She joined the firm in […]

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Carrie Finlay

Senior Associate, Film & TV

Carrie is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Film & Television Group and works on matters related to the development, production, financing and distribution of television productions. A joint British/Canadian […]

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Andy Florence

Senior Associate, Digital & Tech

Andy is a Senior Associate in Lee & Thompson’s Digital & Technology Group specialising in digital media, interactive entertainment and technology.  Andy advises on a wide range of issues across […]

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Tim Fowler

Partner, Music

  Tim is a Partner in the firm’s Music Group. Named as a “Rising Star” in the 2020/21 edition of The Legal 500, Tim is highly regarded by clients for […]

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Vicky Gaisford

Associate, Film & TV

  Vicky is an Associate in the firm’s esteemed Film & TV Group, assisting the team in advising leading independent television producers on the development, financing and production of their […]

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Jeremy Gawade

Consultant, Film & TV

  Jeremy is a consultant with over 35 years’ experience in the film and television sectors. Jeremy worked in industry, firstly as a partner in an international film and television […]

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Marek George

Senior Associate, Film & TV

  Marek is a Senior Associate in the firm’s TV Group, assisting the team in advising leading independent producers on the development, financing and production of their projects. He joined Lee […]

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Laura Gibson

Associate, Film & TV

  Laura joined Lee & Thompson in 2019 and is an Associate in the Film & TV department, advising financiers, producers, sales agents and distributors on matters involving the financing, […]

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Sam Goodman

Partner, Corporate & Commercial

Sam is a partner in Lee & Thompson’s Corporate & Commercial Group. He joined from City law firm Macfarlanes, where he trained and specialised in commercial law and corporate transactions. […]

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April (formerly Efrat) Gordon

Senior Associate, Employment

  April (formerly Efrat) is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Employment team.  She advises on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters, including: Drafting and negotiating service agreements, […]

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Anwen Griffiths

Partner, Film & TV

  Anwen is a Partner in Lee & Thompson’s Film & TV Group. An experienced media finance specialist, Anwen is widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading film, TV […]

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Nick Harrison

Associate, Corporate & Commercial

  Nick is an Associate in the Corporate & Commercial department, where he advises clients across the creative and technology sectors on commercial matters, with a focus on marketing and […]

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Fiona Hartwell

Associate, Corporate & Commercial

  Fiona is an Associate in our Corporate & Commercial department. She advises those in the creative and technology sectors on commercial matters including contracts, software licensing and data protection. […]

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Janey Hurran

Associate, Film & TV

  As an associate in the firm’s Film & Television department, Janey advises a range of clients on the development, financing, production and exploitation of productions. Clients include individual talent, […]

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Chloe Hutchings

Associate, Film & TV

Chloe is an Associate in the firm’s Film & TV Department, advising on the development, production, financing and distribution of film and television projects. Chloe has had several years of […]

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Tochi Irukwu

Paralegal

  Tochi is a paralegal in our Film & TV department where she assists financiers, producers, sales agents and distributors on production-related matters. She joined Lee & Thompson in 2021, […]

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Josh Jacobson

Associate, Film & TV

Josh is an Associate in the Film & Television team and works on matters related to the development, production, financing and distribution of productions. Josh grew up in Cape Town, […]

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Shay Kennedy

Trainee

  Shay began his training contract at Lee & Thompson in 2022 having joined in 2021 as a paralegal in our Film, TV & Games department. Shay completed the firm’s […]

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Sean Kia

Associate, Film & TV

  Sean is an Associate in our Film & Television Group and advises on matters related to the financing, production, distribution and development of film and television productions. Sean brings […]

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Rebecca King

Associate, Film & TV

  Rebecca is an Associate in the Film & TV Group and much of her work centres on advising financiers, producers, sales agents and distributors in relation to the financing, […]

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Ruth Larkai

Paralegal, Film & TV

  Ruth is a paralegal in the firm’s Film, TV and Gaming department where she assists with a range of development and transactional matters relating to film and television productions, […]

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Robert Lee

Consultant

Robert Lee co-founded Lee & Thompson in 1983. Since he qualified in 1972 he has been pre-eminent in his chosen field. The opening lyrics of Roxy Music’s 1972 debut single […]

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Richard Lever

Head of Television

  Richard is a partner and heads Lee & Thompson’s Television Group, advising a diverse and extensive television client list which includes most of the UK’s leading television production companies. […]

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Danielle Lobel-Weiss

Partner, Employment & Immigration

(formerly Danielle Ramdel)   Danielle is a Partner in Lee & Thompson’s Employment team and also heads up the firm’s Business Immigration practice. Danielle joined Lee & Thompson in 2022 from […]

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Michael Lucas

Associate, Music

  Michael is a solicitor in our award-winning Music team where he assists clients ranging from producers and recording artists to rights companies. Michael read Law at King’s College London […]

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Liv Lyons

Partner, Music

  Liv is a Partner in Lee & Thompson’s Music team. She represents a diverse range of clients, from recording artists and songwriters to leading talent agencies and management companies. Her […]

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Alastair Mavor

Senior Associate, Film & TV

  Alastair joined the Film & TV Group at Lee & Thompson in early 2018 and advises production companies and financiers on development, production, financing and distribution of film and […]

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Alice McCartney

Associate, Dispute Resolution

  Alice is an associate in the Dispute Resolution team where she advises companies and individuals across the creative industries on a broad range of disputes. Alice joined the firm […]

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Amanda McDowall

Legal Director, Dispute Resolution

    Amanda is a Legal Director in the Dispute Resolution team specialising in intellectual property, particularly in relation to brands. A Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, Solicitor and New York […]

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Damian McParland

Senior Associate, Film & TV

  Damian is a Senior Associate in our Film & TV Group and advises on matters related to the development, production, financing and distribution of film and television projects. Before […]

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Joshua Metliss

Legal Director, Corporate & Commercial

  Joshua is a Legal Director in the firm’s Corporate & Commercial Group and advises businesses and individuals on corporate and commercial matters, including structuring start-ups, reorganisations, joint ventures, shareholder […]

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Christos Michaels

Head of Film

  Christos is a partner and also heads Lee & Thompson’s Film sector team. He trained at magic circle city law firm Linklaters and then specialised there in international project […]

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Huw Morris

Partner, Marketing & Advertising

  Huw is a Partner in Lee & Thompson’s Marketing & Advertising Group. He joined the firm in August 2017 from a US law firm where he was head of […]

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Alex Mullins

Associate, Corporate & Commercial

  Alex is an Associate in Lee & Thompson’s Corporate & Commercial department. He advises on a range of commercial matters across the creative industries, providing specialist advice in relation to […]

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Malcolm Murray

Head of Corporate

  Malcolm is a partner and heads up Lee & Thompson’s Corporate & Commercial Group. He has many years’ experience advising on company, corporate, corporate finance and general commercial deals for […]

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Jack Palfreeman

Paralegal, Brand Protection

  Jack is a trade mark paralegal in the Brand Protection team where he assists on tasks including portfolio management, performing trade mark searches, drafting responses to office actions from […]

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Nicki Parfitt

Partner, Film & TV

  Nicki trained at the city firm Denton Hall and, after qualifying in 1993, spent two years in their media department specialising in publishing and libel law and also acting […]

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Lizzie Payne-James

Partner, Music

  Lizzie is a Partner in Lee & Thompson’s Music Group. Lizzie joined Lee & Thompson in June 2015 and represents a diverse range of clients from producers and rights […]

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Fi Tudur

Associate, Film & TV

  Fi is an Associate in the Film & Television Group and advises on matters related to the development, production, financing and distribution of TV productions. Prior to joining Lee […]

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Lucy Pether

Associate, Dispute Resolution

  Lucy is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution team.  Lucy joined Lee & Thompson as a paralegal in September 2016.  During Lucy’s training contract, she completed a six-month secondment […]

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James Rushton

Associate, Music

James joined Lee & Thompson in 2021 and is an associate in our award-winning Music team where he assists clients across the industry, from music producers and recording artists to […]

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Sharzad Shini

Associate, Corporate & Commercial

  Sharzad is an Associate in the Corporate & Commercial department, where she advises clients across the media and creative industries on corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and investment deals. […]

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Neha Solanki

Associate, Employment

Neha is an Associate in Lee & Thompson’s Employment team within our Corporate & Commercial department. She advises both employers and employees across the creative industries on a broad range […]

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Stephen Spence

Partner, Film & TV

  Stephen is a Partner in our Film & TV Group. A media finance specialist, he advises a wide range of clients on the structuring and completion of complex financing […]

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Mark Stafford

Partner, Dispute Resolution

  Mark is a partner in the firm’s Dispute Resolution, Brand Protection and Digital & Technology Groups. He joined Lee & Thompson in 2006 and handles all types of contentious […]

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Lee Stone

Partner, Film & TV

  Lee joined Lee & Thompson in 2000 and now primarily advises on all aspects of the feature film and television industry. Lee’s practice is extremely diverse and his clients […]

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Lucy Strauss

Partner, Corporate & Commercial

  Lucy is a Partner in the Lee & Thompson’s Corporate Group. Lucy advises on general corporate and commercial matters including structuring start-ups, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint venture arrangements and […]

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Antony Swiatek

Partner, Film & TV

  As a Partner in the firm’s Film, Television & Games Group, Antony advises leading independent producers and other talent-led production companies in connection with the development, financing, production and […]

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Neha Tarabadkar

Trainee

  Neha began her training contract at Lee & Thompson in 2022 having joined in 2021 as a paralegal in our Film, TV & Games department. Neha joined Lee & […]

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Sam Tatton-Brown

Head of Media Finance

  Sam is a partner in Lee & Thompson’s Film & TV Group.   Sam has represented many of the UK based banks active in film and television financing and […]

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Andrew Thompson

Consultant

Andrew is one of the Lee & Thompson’s founding partners and today is a consultant. Since he qualified as a solicitor in 1978, his work has always focused on media […]

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Martin Tynan

Associate, Employment

  Martin is an Associate in our Employment team and advises across the creative sectors on a broad range of employment law matters.  Martin offers general HR support to companies and […]

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Milena Velikova

Trade Mark Attorney, Dispute Resolution

  Milena is a Trade Mark Attorney in Lee & Thompson’s Dispute Resolution department. She advises clients on various aspects of trade mark law, including brand clearance for use in the marketplace […]

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James Walker

1981 - 2019

  James tragically passed away on 30th September 2019.  He was a much-loved member of the Lee & Thompson family. He joined the firm in 2012 and was a central […]

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Jack Walmsley

Paralegal, Corporate & Commercial

  Jack is a Paralegal in Lee & Thompson’s Corporate & Commercial department, having joined in 2022 after completing our Vacation Scheme. After reading Law at Cardiff University, where he […]

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Julian Ward

Head of Digital & Tech

  Julian is Head of Lee & Thompson’s Digital & Technology Group – a digital media, IP and technology lawyer with over 17 years’ experience working across the creative industries […]

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Gordon Williams

Partner, Dispute Resolution

  Gordon joined the firm as a Partner in 1997 to lead its contentious practice. Representing both individual and corporate clients, he has specialised in the litigation and resolution of […]

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